The Million Dollaz Worth of Game show, a weekly podcast with rapper/actor @GillieDaKing and social media influencer and disruptor @Wallo267 - The perfect blend of discussing music, real life issues, personal experiences, honest advice and comedy You can find every episode of this show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or YouTube. Prime Members can listen ad-free on Amazon Music. For more, visit barstool.link/mworthofgame
Release date: 2023-02-24
1. Thank you!!! - Best podcast out, Gillie you’re a goat off rip as a rapper/ghostwriter for one of the best rappers alive. Wallo you’re a goat for being in a cell for yrs and afterwards making a difference and motivating everyone who wants to be motivated. I especially love when you guys do the business portion of the podcast. Men, keep doing what y’all are doing. And it’s just like that (RIGHT)!!!!
2. Philly all day - It just feel good to see the people from my time and erra to be doing big things like this!! I’m very proud of Gillie and Wallo because we come from some of the same struggles!! Wallo is very positive after doing years in prison and that go to show you that no matter what you can still beat the odds when they say you can’t. I learn so much just watching this show and things been already working out for me to get to the next level. Million Dollars Worth of Game is really a more then million dollars Solute to my brothers Gillie and Wallo keep doing ya thing
3. Educating an educator - I have been an educator in the public school setting for years. Times have certainly changed. To hear the way Gillie and Wallo relate to the younger generation, show them a path that’s positive while remaining relevant has made me reflect the way I relate to my students. I value this podcast, the bridging of the generational gap and laugh out loud each time I listen. Your impact is far greater than you know. Get my man Tobe on the podcast!
4. My favorite podcast - This is literally my favorite show/podcast!!! I watch faithfully on YouTube and listen whenever I’m riding…I’m inspired most listening to Wallo and his story of redemption, as I have had to make a similar transition after serving my own year prison sentence. Keep going, your impact is greater than you know!!! Definitely recommend to anyone in need of real G.A.M.E.!!!
Opinionated & informative with a taste of toxic: join Bridget Kelly & Mandii B every Tuesday for all things pop culture, music, and media through the minds of women.
Release date: 2023-02-28
1. Episode - I’ve been listening to this pod for about a month now and I’ve really enjoyed the topics and different point of views all ladies have and the way you ladies flow comes off so naturally. I felt moved to leave a positive comment because it’s deserved. No one should be shamed or bullied because of their experiences. Mandii B, if you read this, I don’t know you personally, but you have so much charm and you’re genuinely authentic. Not everyone will agree with your words or POV, but I appreciate you for being so raw and honest in who you are and sharing your experiences. It takes courage to share our pain and even more courage to admit who me are and our actions. You are always going to receive hate from people that don’t like to look in the mirror. You will always receive negativity from people that you make uncomfortable in their own skin. That is POWER. You are growing and learning just like anyone else. Keep thriving and making a shift in this taboo culture. I respect every woman on this podcast and continue to find pieces of myself in each conversation and experience shared. Thank you ladies - Justice Ayza
2. MY FAVORITE PODCAST - I LOVEEEE this podcast. I love the variety of topics they discuss and the music they play. If I could make one suggestion… Mandii please please please STOP cutting Bridgett off while she is speaking. Most of us enjoy hearing Bridgett’s smooth voice & her intelligent opinions on topics. Love you both!
3. One of the best podcasts - I love listening to this podcast every Tuesday and Friday. These ladies keep me on my toes with their thoughts on current trends and topics on pop culture and politics. I enjoy the unique perspectives of both Mandii and Bridget along with the friends with benefits. I love it so much I even signed up for Patreon. Keep up the great work ladies.
4. One thing! - Love the outline of the show and the commentary however, Mandi talks over everyone especially if they’re giving a different opinion. I know you all are big on audio quality, so as a viewer it’s very distracting. She was ridiculous on this most recent episode, with the music recap episode. Im glad that guy went off, only listening for B. Kelly at this point .
5. Bruh - stop the lip smacking - Cool podcast but the microphone etiquette is terrible. Smacking of lips being used as a “comma” in your conversation is MAD irritating. Especially trying to listen to this podcast with headphones on. Please blow y’all nose and drink some water. Y’all sniffle your mucus and smack your lips like times a podcast, get a engineer to cut the plosives if y’all gonna make bad podcasting a habit.
6. LOVE - I love this Podcast. As a mixed woman, I love the topics and it’s amazing hearing about other womens mixed experiences. I listen and I feel like Mandi and Bridget are my friends. THANK YOU for creating this podcast and this space for women. I love y’all! I’ll be here listening every Tuesday/Friday.
7. I love STTI - I’m such a huge fan of the show! I love you girls sooooo much! I’m listening to episode the marathon continues & I just wish mandii would let Bridget talk about her engagement I felt like mandii kept playing music or cutting her off & then she talked about her new teeth. I felt like there was a longer conversation about mandii’s teeth than Bridget’s engagement. Overall your podcast is great! I always look forward to Tuesdays & Fridays!
8. Love this pod but… - I have been listening since day and I truly get excited every time I get a new episode notification. HOWEVER - Mandii can tend to be a bit dismissive in the presentation of her point and consistent use of the phrase “Not only that” or “Not even that”. That feels like a shut down to the other person’s point who x out of is guest. This episode specifically was a fave UNTIL the the Twitter conversation. Mandii we love that your creating businesses and truly becoming a girl boss! But again you were dismissive of the hardships and plight of the people who were actually laid off. Your inability to acknowledge felt a lil off
9. I like it - Thank you Bridget! As someone who has been layoff before, I know what its like when you want to go somewhere with friends and have something as simple as a drink, breakfast and or lunch and have to budget and can’t go cause even something like dollars can break you. And the shame that comes with it. I appreciate your view on this.
10. Very informative - This pod has become one of my favorites to listen to while cleaning, while at work, working out, and driving. I appreciate hearing different perspectives from two completely different women from different walks of life. Huge supporter and I’m always sharing with my people episodes and hilarious moments. I Highly recommend!!!!!
R&B Money Podcast is hosted by the Legendary Grammy Award winning R&B singer/songwriter/producer TANK and his business partner multi-platinum songwriter & executive J. Valentine. This podcast is for the super dedicated R&B fans, covering everything from Keith Sweat to Pink Sweat$. R&B Money has created a fly space for artist & executives in the game to reminisce, with exceptional compelling story telling and a place of discovery for the fans.
Release date: 2023-02-22
1. Instagram @sonnywalters - I would love to hear these guests on the podcast. Jhené Aiko, Layton Green, NoNoah, Her, Ashley Dubose, Kehlani, Summer walker, Syd, Tinashe, Tink, Brandy Haze, Alina Baraz, Queen Naija, Dvsn, Mila J, Allyn, Ann Marie, Yung Bleu, Jacquees, Umi, Yuna, Rini, The Weeknd, Maeta, Chris Brown, Dej Loaf, Sza
2. Absolutely love it!! - As a fan of “all things r&b” this show is what was missing in the music based podcasts. I look forward to new episodes and ya’ll are not playing about these guests!! Keep it coming and please listen to the comments about upcoming guest suggestions. I agree with all of them!!
3. This show is what we need - I smile so wide when I listen to this show. Tank's excitement to talk about all the smallest details of making music and living life makes me so happy. For all those who are true fans of r&b, like the real r&b nerds? This will become your new favorite show. All these amazing artists who don't often get to share their life stories... It's fascinating. Keep it up!
4. Great Podcast - I’m proud of the homie, Tank! Been following Tank’s singing/work since the days Victor Johnson and Free back in DC. (Smile) Tank J compliment each other well. Episodes are informative. We needed this work in the space of podcasts. R&B is alive and here to stay. Keep rockin, fellas!
5. It’s a whole Vibe - I have a hr commute to work (hr coming and hr going) when I actually have to be in the office and this podcast is my saving grace. Listening to you guys makes the trip a breeze. I find myself laughing out loud and clutching my pearls. I have enjoyed you both very much ….learning the ways you all have touched so many lives and blessed others by using your gifts. If we all had a friend like J and Tank the world would indeed be a better place. I love how J keeps everyone honest and on their toes and I love how Tank brings the laughs . I love the way this show explores all realms of the music business and how we get introduced to newer and older artist . It’s a beautiful blend of black excellence. Excited to join along the ride . Listening to you guys feels like listening to family at the cook out Wishing this movement the greatest success.
6. MY FAVORITE PODCAST OF ALL TIMES! - As a serious and passionate musician, songwriter & musical historian… The R&B Money podcast speaks to everything I love about the genre and the art form it self. Two amazingly talented hosts inviting their friends and family to speak on the good, the bad & the wonderful experiences they’ve had growing and building extensive musical careers! Wow! This is soooo Good! I’ve been here since day one and I’ll be here for years to come. If they ever stop, I’ll start the show all over again & enjoy it! Thank you, Tank and J. Valentine.
7. Love this Podcast! - The energy between Tank and J. Valentine is amazing… You guys are great storytellers & great interviewers and I have enjoyed every single episode, there are so many interviews that I love, really enjoyed the one with LeToya Luckett it was great and I was so excited when I saw the interview with Jon B I am such a fan! That man has not gotten his flowers and you guys definitely gave him his flowers and showed him a lot of love and I appreciate that because he’s an amazing artist. Keep doing what you’re doing it’s important
8. Recommendations for guests, etc. - I really enjoy your approach to this podcast. I agree with some of the other reviewers in that you can remind guests to speak into the mic. Please stop eating during the podcast because it is a huge distraction. I want to offer recommendations for potential guests I’d love to hear from: Miguel, Bilal, Musiq Soulchild, Anthony Hamilton, The Hamiltones. The first couple of episodes featured R&B singers and then you brought in comedians and athletes so I’m losing track of whether this podcast is truly about R&B or not.
9. Good …. But the eating though…??? - I love this podcast because I love R&B I love tank I love Jay Valentine. My only gripe is please brother stop eating on air whoever is eating that doesn’t sound good over the mic. I can’t wait till they bring on more guest and get into the thick of things like R&B groups from back in the day male and female.Good job guys!
10. Hitmaka & Jamie Foxx Episodes - Start with these two episodes and the rest will unfold for you. Eric Bellinger was great too. I like how organic the flow of conversations are. I like it even more when you let the artist take the lead and sprinkle your commentary in w/o interruptions. Also, let the artist say the names of people if they choose to do so. It adds context and makes for more interesting episode. Keep them coming.
Brought to you by the music critics at Pitchfork, The Pitchfork Review is a show for music fans and obsessives who can’t wait to talk about the latest releases. Co-hosted by Pitchfork editor-in-chief Puja Patel and Reviews Editor Jeremy D. Larson, this podcast pulls back the curtain on our reviews and scores, dives deep into new music, and gives an expert guide to what’s exciting, what’s great, and what’s just plain terrible. Share your thoughts on Pitchfork's The Pitchfork Review podca...
Release date: 2023-03-02
1. Embarrassing for Pitchfork - What is the point of this podcast? It seems like there’s almost no where to turn for true, critical analysis of music anymore. NPRs All Songs Considered has begun catering to the lowest common denominator and so too now had Pitchfork. I don’t need a deep dive into SZA or Taylor Swift. Taylor Swift isn’t even making interesting music. Popular music, yes, but interesting, merit-worthy? No. And a whole episode on Grammy predictions?! Didn’t we all write off the Grammy’s a couple decades ago? Pitchfork of all publications should know that popularity doesn’t equal quality. Can you all not find some experts in your organization to drum up some more interesting takes on music?
2. Homogenized Taste/Insufferable - There’s something really incestuous about this podcast. It’s a lot of intense explaining at something that is ultimately a matter of taste. Their taste I don’t see as superior just intellectualized which isn’t a meritable quality when discussing the arts. Reminds me a college course where or students keep eagerly throwing up their hands and taking up the oxygen in the room.
3. Fact errors and bad ads - I had had high hopes for the relaunch but was sadly disappointed. In the first mins of the Taylor Swift episode, there was a factual error (she hasn’t re-recorded “all” her old music, as not all of it was subject to the Scooter Braun mess) and an ad for virulent anti-LGBTQ politician Greg Abbott. The host is not charismatic and the guests say “like” relentlessly. If you want a good music pod, check out the NYTimes popcast! Good luck to this one, maybe they’ll get a fact checker and a new ad salesperson and improve the show.
4. Bla - These guys are moooorons. Seriously, they are idiots who think they’re super smart. They have been in the elite, media bubble for way too long, so they have no idea that there are things that are more important in the world than their stupid politics, which they will not shut up about. They also just don’t have anything interesting to talk about.
P.S: if they say something is their “fave” again, I’m gonna drop my rating to star. However, how would I know, cuz I’m not listening anymore .
5. Underwhelming - I was surprised at the subpar production quality and lack of interesting conversation on this podcast - pitchfork has set the bar so high from a writing perspective. It sounds less like informed music journalism and social critique, and more like some not-very-hot Twitter takes. All of that being said, the host does a nice job. I’ll certainly give it another shot.
6. wildly disappointed - when i saw this podcast recommended to me i was extremely excited! i'm a sucker for in depth music podcasts like nyt popcast, legends only, and switched on pop.. but this podcast is not those podcasts. i had very high expectations solely based on the fact that as a media org pitchfork is a bit high and mighty with VERY hot takes. i was hoping for thought proviking analysis of the current state of music more in depth coverage of indie/alt acts.. nope. i feel as though my basic, passive music listening friends would have more interesting takes than this. i am unsubing for now because i think the episodes thus far are borderline unlistenable compared to the other pods i love. however, i want to be constructive because the platform and exposure pitchfork has is such a great starting point for success. give us in depth discussion and education on artists like phoebe bridgers and haim!!! we want to know what the media thinks of their work thus far and how they are shaping music to come!!! please challenge the listener, because we are more informed and savvy than ever before. also don't be afraid that people won't agree. that is part of the enjoyment of a good music podcast.
7. Expected more - Considering the Pitchfork site and the reverence for the Pitchfork review. I was excited about this podcast and downloaded it immediately. My disappointment was almost as immediate. I love Dylan, but the stories told in that episode have been rehashed. I don’t really care about TikToc. I believe it would be a better podcast if it was an aural reflection of their website. Music news. Music reviews. Going to stick with it a few more weeks, but I’m gonna definitely stick with the NPR Music and Sound Opinions podcasts.
8. Rolling Stone for Millenials - Episodes about Bob Dylan, Taylor Swift, TikTok... you’d think with the pitchfork name recognition the show could choose subjects that are even a little less obvious, oversaturated, mainstream. Rolling Stone magazine was prob cutting edge at one time too, this podcast (so far) is helping Pitchfork lean into its downturn into desperation over its own irrelevance.
9. This is Pitchfork - This is a fantastic summation of the Condé Nast Pitchfork. Surface, glib, bloodless, full of superficial insights masquerading as criticism, the podcast seems more interested in smug banter and hipness than actual conversation or critique. The hosts trade anecdotes that smell suspiciously scripted and yet completely unprepared for their topics. More than anything, they sound frighteningly young. The great thing about criticism is that it has the potential to not only expose you to new thoughts, but old ones as well, and make you listen in new ways. This is just soundbites. I’m not convinced any of these people actually understand pop music, let alone listen to any of it. Instead, they repeat tropes. One usually needs to eavesdrop on a bus to get insights like this.
10. . - A bit disappointing compared to expectations. This thing feels simultaneously a little overproduced and underproduced, with the glossy audio transitions contrasting with the microphone quality generally not being what you’d expect for a production backed by Condé. Puja is a fine host, and I’m sure with different guests and topics she’ll adapt fine, but the first episode of this felt very awkward and lacking in personality, especially for a topic so in the moment as TikTok. The short episode length didn’t really help either, with it feeling like the show ended when they ran out of things to cover for discussion rather than just pulling their own conclusion. Overall, it seems like an okay jumping off point, but I do hope they make steps in a looser direction or at least make the show something that feels owned by its hosts.
The Popcast is hosted by Jon Caramanica, a pop music critic for The New York Times. It covers the latest in popular music criticism, trends and news.
Release date: 2023-02-18
1. Occaaaaaaaasionally ok - I want to love it. Occasionally I kinda don’t mind it! Jon’s a GREAT writer. But there’s no getting around that he likes to flex his “down with the kids” card (which makes me want to throw my body in front him, to save Jon from himself, as a fellow ish guy), and some guests’ vocal fry is just unbearable (you’d jump out the window if you ever sat behind these people on a bus). With some editing , a shorter run-time, and a tighter focus, this show could be approximately % stronger.
2. Switch the host! - I normally love discussions about pop music but after trying to like multiple episodes of this one, this one is my least favorite. Part of this is that Jon Caramanica has a very dominating, arrogant personality - positioning his own opinions as the right answer. I’d rather listen to the other guests on the show. What results is an overall smug pretentious vibe on the podcast - like you’re listening to kids who think they are cool but not. They need to lighten this up and not take themselves so seriously - it’s a pop culture podcast!
3. hmm - This is why Swift fans don’t care about criticism from people who don’t care about the artist. The condescension and tone of this podcast is on another level. The audacity that you all have, to assume you know anything about songwriting and music is really aparent. How about doing a little bit more research before dedicating an entire episode to something you have no idea about. Mia is the Gaylor Authority
4. The Guests Are Very Chatty and Opinionated - This is a great round table music show, discussing current topics about musical artists, genres, and current events. The guests featured are relaxed and casual, while still having valid and unique viewpoints. The host definitely possesses a somewhat dominating demeanor (interjecting personal jokes that are hard to understand), and the opinions occasionally seem deliberately obscure and out-theee. other than that, Popcast is an up-to-date music show that is interesting and educational.
5. Fun, Pretentious, Musical - I’ve enjoyed listening to a few of these in no particular order. Whether I agree or disagree w the critics opinions, I find their passion for debating and critiquing music to be energizing. Lots of great guest critics sprinkled in to various episodes and there is always at least one interesting takeaway from an episodes analysis.
6. The same album? - After listening to your criticism about Mr. Morale and Kendrick, I wondered if we were listening to the same album. I think looking for more of the same from Kendrick is where you err. Mr. Morale is complex, and I feel Kendrick continues to evolve. More of the same would be boring. I’m glad I didn’t listen to your podcast before I decided to buy concert tickets and thoroughly enjoy his amazing performance! LCutler
7. Host is insufferable - I expect a certain level of pretension in music critics; I used to work with them all the time and most thought it was about them rather than about the music. But Caramanica is Arcade Fire level pretension and is insufferable. I love the topics but just can’t listen any further.
8. Good topics bad host - Arrogant, uninformed, and smug, I agree that Caramanaca disrespects listeners, co-hosts, and musicians. His misses the point completely most of the time, mansplaining things to cohosts and listeners that he doesn’t understand. Hard to enjoy. Some of the guests are great; when there are more than one at once they can usually help steer as well as slightly push back, but rarely enough, leaving me feeling gaslit and unsatisfied.
9. Practice and vet - I love my NYTimes podcasts, tried this one again and I just could not get through anymore. I agree with comments about the male host. The production is good though. The most recent podcast, as of today, was without the regular host and instead, two female hosts (great!) But, good god, the gentleman guest should have been reminded to refrain from saying “like” as a place filler, and “ya know, like” constantly. Follow the female hosts’ lead! Slow down. Stop and think about what is being said or just let there be a break in words. I was fluent in “valley girl” growing up in s SFV and I knew /know when to tone it down. Thankfully there was no vocal fry and inappropriate “upward inflection” at the end of statements. I didn’t expect a guest host fail from a NYTimes podcast.
10. Gatekeepers - I’ve followed this show several times, and have unfollowed again each time. The hosts just can’t restrain themselves from being gatekeepers for pop music — the insufferable insiders for whom good music is too good for the masses. The height of their pomposity is revealed when they discuss Latin pop or rock: at the same time they misstate song titles and lyrics in Spanish, and joke about rolling their r’s, they pretend that their familiarity with obscure artists and producers elevates their tastes above mere fans. Ugh.
A podcast all about the making and meaning of popular music. Musicologist Nate Sloan & songwriter Charlie Harding pull back the curtain on how pop hits work magic on our ears & our culture. From Vulture and the Vox Media Podcast Network.
Release date: 2023-02-22
1. Getting worse - I love this podcast and the topics are still great, but I wish Reanna the producer would be on less or dial it back a bit. Not everything needs to be a snarky joke! Her insights on the Paramore episode were great and interesting but the delivery was grating after a while. She just sounds so smug about everything? I’m not someone that gets annoyed easily by female hosts so it really kills me to feel this way!
2. White Ppl who can’t connect - There are some stellar episodes of the podcast but anytime a unique artist pops up that is also a person of color they make me angry. With SZA they “can’t connect”. Tyler the Creator’s Igor, they don’t get it. Please find a host that isn’t white. The sound after morris code on SOS is a flare gun being shot off. Had you done seconds of research like you do for ppl like Taylor Swift you’d have known that.
3. This show is a gem - I’ve been listening to this podcast for years, since its early days. It has such a generous and curious spirit. I love the way Charlie and Nate dissect modern hits and find historical threads, taking us back to earlier eras of music. And they do it with such good humor and informed appreciation of songwriting and composition. Don’t ever stop.
4. Disappointing shift in tone - I used to love this podcast and how it dissected pop music from a position of curiosity rather than judgement. I enjoyed Nate and Charlie’s deep dives into specific songs and interesting analysis. I recently tuned into the Steve Lacy episode and was so disappointed by how the tone of this show seems to have changed! Much of the episode was dedicated to Reanna (producer and now apparently the main host?) bashing Unholy by Sam Smith based on personal preference alone. She opens with “I think Unholy is maybe the worst song to hit the charts in years but that’s a personal opinion...” and goes back to this several times “I love comparing the two, Bad Habit a song that I love and Unholy a song that I despise” What I loved so much about the show before was that even if Nate and Charlie didn’t personally like a song, they always offered non-judgmental insight and appreciation for the elements that worked. I’m disappointed and if this is the new tone of the show, won’t be listening anymore.
5. The Story of a Sample!!! - This review turned into an ode to Nate and Charlie and the whole SoP team. I’m going to leave it. If you’re wondering if yo I should listen to this podcast, yes. If you want my pitch, it’s the last paragraph. Scroll down. I listen to the show on and off for years, but in the past few months it’s been an absolute staple. It brings so much joy into my day today to hear The sincerity and joy you all take in breaking down these BANGERS. I feel like hanging along and needy out with y’all every episode. When you causally dropped the ‘Story Story of Sample’ I had to stop what I was doing, pause the episode and go…. “Boom.” This is what I do in my free time. As I’ve broadened my music horizon infinitely in the past years, I’ve complied a playlist of sampled I’ve organically discovered. Your pod has been an awesome part of that discovery and I can’t wait for more of those sessions. I just added the triple Tom Tom Club evolution! This show rules. If your interested enough in the concept of music appreciation to have clicked through the reviews of this podcast, you’re gonna love this show. Start with a sock you recognize and like, and Nate and Charlie will dissect for you why those sounds elicit joy for you hand so many others. Highly recommend. /
6. A Must-Listen for Music Fans - Switched On Pop was one of the very first podcasts I began listening to regularly way back in . An early episode on the history of The Star-Spangled Banner and its use at major sporting events caught my attention and, well, I’ve listened to nearly every single episode since then. Nate and Charlie have a knack for mining the pop music and pop culture landscape for rare gems to present to listeners during each episode. They find clever ways of tying current trends in the Top to musical expressions of decades (or sometimes centuries) past. With Charlie’s songwriting and production chops and Nate’s musicological and historical acumen, they always find ways to add to the conversation around a song or artist - even ones that already loom large in the cultural zeitgeist.
7. Forced conclusions re Britney aka “this is a story about control” - They need more queer and color in the room if they truly want to offer insight into pop. They conclude that Britney gives up full throated singing after Blackout—ahistorical! Hello her two greatest songs: Criminal & Perfume. Also you presume to do a show on pop and you can’t recognize MC fantasy in sec or less!! See Pop’s Philosopher Queen Charlie XCX podcast for someone who approaches pop with appropriate humility. Subjecting art to science is about control not clarity.
8. Technical and artistic. The best kind of art criticism - Great show. The balance of technical and artistic criticism is spot on.
I'm a mid 's cis POC guy, who never gave Britney much thought when she was new. Like all good criticism, this show gave me an inside view of the technique used, and an outside view of the historical context surrounding a compex piece of art.
Thanks for the education. Your show is my musical equivalent of New York Book Review
9. Fascinating Episodes Are Much Too Short!! - Started listening with your episode series diving into the iconic music of Britney Spears. I’m in love with these episodes, but a wish they were so much longer!!! Currently only the first episodes have been released, and there is way too much of Britney’s discography that has yet to be discussed. Please do more BRITNEY episodes in the future!! I would listen to entire episodes dedicated to a single Britney Spears song, similar to the Toxic episode. If the upcoming th Britney episode does not dive into ALL of the amazing, ahead-of-their-time songs from Britney’s magnum opus Blackout album…which single-handedly changed the evolution of Pop Music, I will be very disappointed! The songs from Blackout are so dynamic, with so many new and unique sounds/instruments and I’d LOVE to hear your thoughts on all of this! Gimme More, Piece of Me, Break The Ice, Heaven On Earth, Get Naked, Freakshow, Perfect Lover, Toy Soldier, Hot As Ice, and Everybody. The entire Blackout album was so influential on Pop Music, and I’d love to hear you discuss this entire album in depth!! I feel like the reason this is such an amazing album is it’s cohesiveness throughout; a complete work of art which Britney gave to the world during one of the most tumultuous times of her life. The instrumentals/background sounds are so intricate in that I’m always hearing new beats and nuances years later, which I think is the reason I never get tired of these songs…always hearing something new that refreshes the songs for me and keeps me interested even after years!! GIMME MOAAARRRR! I just want more episodes of your amazing podcast to add to the Britney series!
10. Made me love pop music! - I’ve always been a hipster who defined my personality by the range of obscure artists I enjoyed. By definition, pop music didn’t fit into my life. This show changed that and taught me that it’s hip to like pop music! Nate and Charlie break down the biggest trends and styles in pop music and provide the context for how they came to be. They enhanced my appreciation for all forms of music by putting pop under a magnifying glass. I also recommend their book by the same title! It’s almost the master class in the Switched on Pop framework for understanding pop music.
BBMs by 2F
Release date: 2023-03-06
1. I want to love this… - A friend introduced me to this and I eagerly started sharing it with some of my friends while listening. While sharing, a random song was included that included usage of the “N” word which I do not care for - I really really like the artistic merit and for the most part the music and I will continue to listen with my finger on the fast forward during that particular song, but I cannot recommend it.
2. Unbeatable Mixes - The collection of music is vast and the beats are fantastic! How the songs are mixed and sound are really unbeatable. I’m hooked on these and anxiously waiting for episode to come out this week. Episodes & have me fixated. Just can’t get enough of these two but they are all good and only getting better!
3. New favorite DJs!! - How did we not know you guys existed?! Saw you guys on the Insomniac and Room Service sets and we’ve been listening to your BBM nonstop since. Love that they’re on podcasts too so I can run to them. They’re a mix of all our favorite things — EDM, punk rock, hip hop. Keep it up and can’t wait to see you guys in person!!
Inside the biggest stories in music, hosted by Rolling Stone senior writer Brian Hiatt. Featuring interviews with top artists, expert insight on new releases and breaking news from the Rolling Stone staff, and much more.
Release date: 2023-02-19
1. one of the great music podcasts - Yes, this a one of the great music podcasts. No, not every host is equal. I have my favorites and less-favorites. But they cover so many genres--all with enthusiasm--and yet occasionally slag someone so you know they aren't fake and pretending to like every single artist and song. Who has better access to talent than RS? The big artists are willing to sit down with them. They do a real service particularly when it comes to the interviews.
2. Some content decent, constantly hearing bad edits - I just really wish this podcast utilized someone adept in natural sounding editing, it’s really annoying to be taken out of the conversation with quick robotic level changes and weird speech transitions. Higher a good mixer/engineer, don’t just use descript.
3. Revolver - I enjoyed your podcast and review but some corrections. Paul is playing bass on She Said She Said. It’s in the book that accompanies the box set and is specifically addressed. And on the song You’re Gonna Lose that Girl, Paul sings harmony with George while John sings lead. It’s even in the movie. Finally, in the book Paul says he was thinking of Pet Sounds when he wrote Here, There and Everywhere, and thinking of Marianne Faithful’s vocal style when he sang it.
4. Mariah’s Butterfly Episode is Epic!!! - One of the best Mariah interviews to date! I’ve been a fan since and heard most of the stories, but this interview had sooo much substance! Understanding her writing process and the stories behind the songs and lyrics - amazing! The breakdown story! This is a gem. Thank you.
5. David Bowie - I really enjoyed this episode and finding out a little bit about the final days of his life and how eager he was to complete his art, before his passing. I’ve always enjoyed Bowie’s music. The segment with Nile Rodgers was epic, he’s a great producer. For some reason artists seem to work with him only once, get a hit single and/or album and then they move on. Bowie did it as well, then there’s Madonna, Jeff Beck, Duran, Duran, Diana Ross and a few others. I never understood that. Anyway, great show.
6. Good content, subpar production - I enjoy the conversations very much. However, the production value is pretty bad. It sounds cheap. Voice levels, cut-ins to and from the ads, even the filler music.. all sound amateur. I enjoy reading Brittany Spanos’ writing and appreciate her perspective and input.. but Brittany, please work a little bit on your “radio speech” - every other phrase seems to be “I mean” Again, good content. Informative and entertaining. Bad production.
7. Rolling Stone politics? - In response to comments about it should be just about the music, you obviously have no idea of what “music” “lyrics” are about. Keep it up rolling stone always a progressive view. And as far as Neil Young and GMOs, it’s not that things are GMOed, it is because Monsanto used the science to pollute and “kidnap” the gene pool of seeds to contaminate all that they “control” to use their product Roundup containing cancer and endocrine dysfunction glycophosphates into the food chain. I prefer my food without herbicides.
8. Moss grows on stones - Rolling Stone,in all it’s entities i.e. magazine,podcasts,whatever,has sadly gone the way of other once great fonts of journalism like Vanity Fair ( AKA the reincarnation of National Lampoon or People Magazine with bigger words) in it’s quest for the younger,and much more stupid audiences,which ironically are not big readers lol..The mere fact they consistently rate Eric Clapton the best guitarist of all time tells the intelligent music afficianado to look elsewhere (NPR springs to mind) for serious music journalism
9. Douchenozzles With A Platform - Every once in a while I’ll come back to this because of the subject matter. RS has access to so many musicians with actual talent. But I can’t suffer this group of pompous morons who have no real job or life experience and thus never developed the intellectual maturity to realize music is subjective and taste and opinions are developed through an infinite combination of complex individual experience. The music that you relate to doesn’t make you somehow worthy or superior. Instead, these fools nurture and laud their pointless points of view (to quote Billy Joel who these talentless hacks love to bash) like objective fact. Your opinions aren’t important. And they’re not true. I have a PhD and work in healthcare actually affecting people’s lives while conducting research to improve society. No, I’m not stupid because I enjoy Joel, Sanmy Hagar, or the Eagles. And yes my tastes are much broader, from Bach up to Autotune. But when creepers like Brian Hiatt use terms like ‘dad rock’ while gushing over teenage female pop sensations to desperately grasp at relevance all I can think is yes, I listen to dad rock and as a dad I’m smart enough to keep my children away slimy stilted adolescents who host this podcast.
10. Gotten sneakier - Like many podcasts, you guys have started to try and sneak ads in mid-sentence into the content of the show. This is an act of desperation. This tells me you’re seeing the numbers, and listeners are ffd-ing thru them so you’ve resorted to desperation and trickery. It doesn’t work. I still skip every single one of them.
11. corporate rag - sounds like a poorly put together confrence call between hipsters larping as journalist and an older music critic that's babysitting his junior members. Make sure to sprinkle in diversity. Many fan made podcasts provide better insights, anaylsis and overall production than whatever this is suppose to be.
Music: it's good. On each episode of Strong Songs, host Kirk Hamilton takes listeners inside a piece of music, breaking it down and figuring out what makes it work.
Release date: 2023-02-24
1. WONDERFUL! - A family member just told me about this podcast. One listen and I’m hooked. Kirk is such a great listener and teacher. I’ve been making and studying music for years and I’m thrilled by Kirk’s ability to analyze a song, and take me into a deeper appreciation of so many songs that have been the soundtrack of my life. I can’t remember ever being this jazzed by finding a new podcast!!!
2. From a fellow musician… - I’ve been listening to this podcast for about a month now. Along with improvising on the piano, this is my GO TO for finding musical inspiration!! I’m just so glad I found this podcast and that others are as passionate about music as I am. A typical couple of hours listening to this podcast I find myself smiling like a kid because of all the things I’m learning. Recommended for…ANYONE!!!
3. What a gift this show is! - I started listening to Strong Songs after a friend recommended it. He suggested that I listen to some songs that I knew and loveed already to get Kirk’s excellent insights into them.That was great advice, and I learned so much more about songs I’d heard a hundred times or more. Then I went beyond that and decided to listen to Kirks show from the first episode onwards, paying special attention to songs I’d never heard of or actively disliked - for example, growing up in the late s and s I always thought of “Dancing Queen” as vapid bubblegum pop. Listening to Kirk’s exploration of these songs however I began to appreciate things I had never thought of before. I have come to see this podcast as a course in music theory and music appreciation, taught through songs, and I am so grateful for it. Bottom line, definitely a Strong Podcast. Thank you!!!
4. So great - I have told everyone I know about this show. I would recommend it to anyone who has enjoyed popular music over the years. If you have any doubt, just listen to the episode on Prince’s “Kiss.” Absolute tour de force. Kirk is super-knowledgeable, broad-minded, multi-talented, and manages to explain the technical aspects of music and production in a way that enhances the sheer joy of it rather than over-intellectualizing it.
5. Love this podcast! - This is a podcast that gives me joy. I’m not musically trained, hence Kirk Hamilton has helped me to appreciate details and nuances that I would otherwise be totally oblivious to. Some of my favorite episodes include The Wichita Lineman, Steely Dan, Hamilton, God Only Knows. And thank you for finally covering Joni Mitchell!!!
6. Completely Entrancing - Long car drives fly by while I’m listening to Kirk break down songs both familiar and new to me. He is so enthusiastic and so clear about everything. Who knew how many little choices an arranger or vocalist makes that completely alter how the song lands? Three versions of “I Will Always Love You” — I’ll never hear them the same again. And how many instruments are going at once to create that inimitable sound? Why does it matter just when the guitar or drums come in? What is a groove? I’d give it ten stars if I could!
7. Best music breakdowns - This is the music podcast I have been looking for! These song and/or music breakdowns are the best. I am a self taught drummer trying to figure out music theory and how read music for piano/keyboard. Hearing breakdowns of of a lot of songs and music styles that I love and grew up with are extremely helpful.
8. A fellow song geek! - Love all types of music, have been a musician for years, and know a bit of theory, production, recording and songwriting. Very cool to have someone more experienced break down some great tunes and explain how the parts work and fit together. And in a fun way - not boring whatsoever
9. Really loving this podcast - As a fellow musician (fellow sax player) I am really enjoying Kurts perspective and love how he deconstructs and reconstructs the songs with such great enthusiasm and detail. I will definitely be spreading the word among my friends and fellow music enthusiasts. So many strong songs to go — should keep Kurt busy for a long while!
10. Fantastic podcast - This podcast rules. I really enjoy the way Jason breaks down every square inch of the songs. He utilizes just enough music theory to explain the process without overwhelming someone like me who is a very very casual musician. His passion and joy for the subject is infectious and it leaves with me a much deeper appreciation for each song as well as the art of crafting music in general. Only recently started listening after hearing Jason on one of his other podcasts Triple Click (also strongly recommend if you’re into video games). I’m working through the backlog from the beginning and looking forward to every new episode.
11. Everything I wanted in a music podcast - I love, love, love this podcast. it’s so well done, the audio is spectacular and so is the host. even if you aren’t familiar with the topic of the episode he explains it so beautifully that it’s easy and fun to follow. Hearing different genres to ones you know dearly, this podcast has an episode/topic for everyone.
The Legends Only Podcast is a weekly pop culture podcast series by Bradley Stern and T. Kyle MacMahon, two NYC-based best friends and media gays with a well-documented love for the many Queens of Pop from around the world, from Bebe Rexha to Madonna. Together, the two discuss the week's pop culture events, viral TikTok trends and Internet memes and High Fashion Editorial moments, as well as deep dives into the careers of past and present Legends - plus a tit-shaking musical recommendation or two...
Release date: 2023-03-06
1. The best way to start my week - I LOVE this podcast because Bradley and T. Kyle always make me howl with laughter. I adore their commentary on all things about the girls, housewives, and insane moments in pop culture. There are also super insightful and inspirational moments as well. I love the dynamic between these two fierce fashion friends and getting the Patreon gives me even more laughs and joy during the week!
2. Interesting - This podcast is interesting because they’ll eviscerate certain celebrities, with humor or not, but chastise people for criticism of artists they like. There are two segments - Tik tok and fashion - but no music or tv or other segments. They seem to release episodes whenever they feel like it. It’s ok. They could level up if they wanted to. Good luck!
3. I love them - Do I know about everything they talk about? No. Do I enjoy hearing them talk about it anyway? Very much. I’ve been following Bradley and T. Kyle’s careers since the stan wars/RealityTVGifs days. I always enjoy hearing what they have to say, learning about stuff I feel too old and decrepit for (we’re the same age, but I digress) and witnessing their continued evolution. Keep slaying.
4. The title says it all — this is a podcast for LEGENDS ONLY! - This is the best podcast if you’re looking for pop culture and pop music commentary! Both hosts bring a unique perspective, working in the industry for years now, while not taking themselves too seriously. Plus, T. Kyle’s production has only continued to get better, hitting its peak with the Legends Only Awards intro. One of the rare podcasts I still look forward to each week after all these years! /
5. The true huh - Nothing makes the beginning of the week less daunting like Legends Only. Forever keeping the girls in the know, eliciting countless public LOLs, and shedding light on bops & bangers we may have missed during the week. Also, if you’re not subscribed to their Patreon, then you’re only getting half of the story. The concept of Legends Only is basically, you know, about Legends Only.
6. Legends. Both of them. - This podcast is the only podcast I genuinely get excited about each week. I know it’ll be expertly produced, give me the pop news I need and, and I cannot stress this enough, make me LAUGH. I always end this podcast both wishing it were two hours longer but also feeling like it was exactly right. Thank you for the work you put into this show. It does not go unnoticed.
7. If you know you know, if you don’t you don’t - This podcast goes way back, but if you are into Pop culture or Pop music in anyway you will enjoy this podcast. Brad is a pop culture historian almost and Tkyle is effortlessly hilarious. You will feel like you are listening to your friends chat about the week prior.
8. Honored to be in the presence of so many… - Legends. I live for this podcast and will stop whatever I’m doing when a new episode comes out to listen to it. T. Kyle and Bradley have created a thoughtful and fun podcast and podcast community. The light of my week. Love them and my podcast friends in the Discord.
9. Biased but funny - Of course TKyle and MuMuse are among the biggest Britney stans on the internet so the bias is expected. It gets old at times but they make up for it with their relevant pop culture knowledge and sincere appreciation of other pop artists. They’re hilarious too because they bring in internet culture and memes but it’s organic and not try hard like other pop culture podcasts that aren’t independently produced.
10. Best podcast! - I recently moved away for a new job and found myself going back to listen to older episodes I missed. These two are hilarious! I also just love how I get all of their references! They make this podcast feel like you’re just hanging out with two friends. T. Kyle and Bradley, thank you for being a highlight in my week! Also— SLAYYYYYYY
11. A MUST for any pop culture stans - All fans of pop culture will enjoy this podcast. Truly (not sponsored) something for everyone. T Kyle and Brad, my only wish this year is: can you please regularly update the spotify playlist of the new songs you discuss? I listen to the pod while driving or exercising and it’s a whole thing to stop and go back and listen to the bops you mention!
Chris DeMakes of Less Than Jake discusses the ins and outs of songwriting with a variety of guests from the world of music.
Release date: 2023-02-27
1. Great mix of songwriting, production and stories - Just found it and love it already after about episodes. Chris is so enthusiastic and great at drawing out details from the artists about production choices, lyrics and structure. If he’s covering a song you love (there are a lot here to choose from) and you geek out on this like I do, it’s a great podcast.
2. Love these deep dives - I listen to quite a few music podcasts, but none are like this. Chris interviews an artist extensively about one of their hits and then goes piece by piece through the song. I love hearing about how the songs came together and inside information about the band. It’s often quite a nostalgia trip because most of the bands are s pop punk and alt rock.
3. I’ve learned so much - So many great episodes and volumes to learn from it all. I’ve found songs that I have not been able to get out of my head, and gotten incredible insight into songs I already loved. A must for any songwriter. If you are at all thinking of listening, get ready for a deep deep dive.
4. Creative and Informative - I’ve been listening to Chris DeMakes a Podcast since episode . It scratches my itch for hearing any information on why and how my favorite artists write and record their songs, but it’s also helped me as a songwriter myself with song structure, lyrical inspiration, and just what the magic is to writing a good song. They cover a wide variety of genres as well so you get the best of all music, not just one subculture. Since starting this podcast I’ve now gotten the courage to write and record around songs. DeMakes and producer/co-host Fafalios have enough personal connections to the guests to really get their raw responses. Love love love!
5. Great podcast - I’m probably familiar with % of the songs discussed and it doesn’t matter. Even the episodes where I’m clueless about the artist are entertaining. Highly recommended if you are at all interested in songwriting and popular, punk-leaning music. Some highlights if you’re just getting introduced to the podcast - Dee Snyder talking about “We’re Not Gonna Take It” and every episode involving a song from the Descendents/ALL camp (the Bill Stevenson episode is one of the most heart-wrenching things I’ve ever heard.)
6. Chris Demakes A Podcast! - Holy freaking cow!! How have I not listened to this yet??? I follow him on instagram and knew about this but never listened. I saw that he did “Santa Monica” with Art from Everlclear and then “In this Diary” with Kris Roe. Two minutes in I was hooked. Chris is such and incredible host and MAN does he bring it! It so obvious he has put a ton of thought, time, and effort into each song they talk about. It’s so fun to geek out and notice things I knew and stuff I didn’t know. If you like music and you like to really break down a song this podcast is for you. I am SOOOOOO impressed with his research and his knowledge. Couldn’t think of a better host or a better musical podcast. I’ve literally downloaded over half the episodes and don’t want to listen to anything else. The only thing I don’t like is that I wasn’t listening from the beginning
7. Great music podcast! - I immediately subscribed to this podcast as a Less Than Jake fan and it’s now my favourite podcast. I tune in every Monday, regardless of whether I know the song/band or not as it’s always an interesting conversation about music. I also love the “wrap” segment at the end where Chris and Chris chat about the episode. Highly recommend this podcast to any music lover.
8. Game changing podcast - This podcast has changed how I listen to music. I have been a musician for a long time, but I have never been one to dive into songs and the lyrics and the arrangement. I have been a big fan of both LTJ and Punchline and that helped me find this podcast, but it really covers all genres. They have definitely found their footing more and more as the show goes on. Sometimes Chris seems to talk over guests or not let them get their full thoughts out. Overall an incredibly great podcast.
9. The best songwriting and music podcast - This is the best songwriting, and possibly, best music podcast around. Chris takes a lot of time to research the songs and the subjects and has genuine enthusiasm for every song he covers, even if it’s not his style. It’s very refreshing to listen to, and it’s genuinely worth a listen (or a hundred).
10. Best music podcast! - I started listening because I love Less Than Jake, and I grew to seriously appreciate this show because of how Chris breaks down the lyrics of each song, talking to band members or song writers about the stories of how the songs came to be. So well-done and fascinating to hear from all of these artists. You can tell both Chrises love what they’re doing and each show just keeps getting better. You feel like you’re in the audience having fun with them. One of my favorite podcasts of all time!
11. Great podcast for music lovers! - Chris is a great interviewer! I love hearing him reminisce with other people about hit songs, tours, telling stories, and really digging into how/why/where the songs were written. I’m not a songwriter or artist, so I love getting a whole new perspective and background on songs!
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Release date: 2023-02-24
1. Thanks for being REAL! - Love this podcast! It’s like sitting down with your close pals and chatting about nothing and everything. Not afraid to tease each other or say something silly, either :) Love the group’s dynamic and all the iterations - with Ashley, Peniel and BM, then with Ph, and now with Junny. You guys make my day.
2. Oy - Too many adssss. Love the show but geezus. Especially The latest episode, it was four minutes before I could even get to the actual content. This is getting ridiculous Still way too many ads Also— you might want to re-record and do another episode with TYTAN— because the audio quality is not good. I’m sure that was down to some type of circumstance but it’s really hard to listen to. Also—would be nice if you linked the guests insta or social media in the notes versus only dive studios stuff.
3. From a new listener - I came across the YouTube shorts and then randomly played one recommended episode and since then i am in love with these three people. The way the three hosts talk so casually makes the show so enjoyable and refreshing and of course they have such good personalities, all three of them, BM, Peniel and Ashley. Hope the show grows more and more for the listeners coz we enjoy listening to you guyz. Tons of love for you three.
4. :) - These podcasts are amazing and just make you feel like your having a conversation with K-pop stars. They are comforting and make me so happy y’all are amazing and I hope y’all never stop doing this because what y’all do is amazing and I love how y’all also mention y’all’s religion because not any K-pop stars do that and btw (I am Christian too:) I love y’all so much stay healthy.
The podcast where DJ Louie XIV and guests completely overanalyze all your favorite pop stars, then rank them in the official Pop Pantheon.
Release date: 2023-03-02
1. Trust me. You’re missing out. - I’ve been listening to pop pantheon religiously for over a year. As a grad student who researches pop culture and media effects, I can say without a doubt that Louie approaches pop music with a scholar-like precision that’s hard to find in the plethora of pop podcasts. But don’t worry, he and his amazing guests make the conversations fun and approachable for casual listeners and pop diehards alike. Whether you’re here for a deep dive on your fave artist or hot takes on the music industry, Pop Pantheon is undoubtedly a Tier .
2. An Exceptional Podcast - I am yrs old and could not enjoy Pop Pantheon more if I were . Your guests, research and editing for each episode is outstanding. Karina Longworth was truly special and you were impressive with the interview. Thank you for this weekly treat and the extras (I joined the Icon status).
3. One of the Best! - Discovering this podcast has been an absolute JOY! Whether you’re a Zoomer, a Gen Xer, or a Xenniel like me, you will find yourself being educated, entertained, and validated during each episode. I particularly enjoy the episodes about the ‘s, and a deep dive about Jewel (or any Lilith Fair-era female singer/band) would be amazing!
4. Can not get enough! - I am a huge music fan and I am addicted to this podcast. Can’t wait for each new drop.I love the hints that DJ Louie posts on IG even though I almost never guess correctly. I’ve learned so much about these artists I and also find the commentary and opinions so fascinating and fun.
5. Exciting and fun. - I’ve listened for a couple months now and I must say. I enjoy the breakdown of each artist and their career and discography. It’s exciting every Thursday to hear who the next episode is about. My favorite thing that the host Louie has done is his recent part special on Madonna. Madonna is my favorite artist. Everything I love about her has been described by Louie perfectly. Great show. Can’t wait for part .
6. Great, but….. - I love this podcast and the intellectual views on the artist in question, but I can’t help but to notice that the host has so much extra spit in his mouth when he talks, that i find myself checking my face or my shirt to make sure that he didn’t spit on me. It can be quite distracting at times. Idk if it’s from over talking or what. Work on that. Other than that, great podcast
7. Topic Request? - This show is awesome! We all have our favorite and ones we don’t really care for, I love how this show takes an honest approach to analyzing all the careers spotlighted. All things are considered, the artist, the material, the circumstances of their time, audience reception, etc. I rarely come across a take or verdict I disagree with. All that being said I was wondering if I could suggest an episode. I would love to see you tackle the career of Mary J. Blige. An R&B singer to the core she doesn’t necessarily fit into the mold of a traditional pop star but something should be said about her impact. Blige’s marriage of Hip Hop and R&B really influenced pop music and artist that have capitalized off of blending all those genres. Just a suggestion I’m here for any new episodes that come out!
8. Awesome Pop Music Podcast! - I’m so glad I found this podcast! I’ve been obsessed with pop music my whole life and do own rankings like this all time. I love the way the episodes are constructed around an artist’s career with highlights and lowlights, and the guest speakers are great. There’s lots of nostalgia here for those who grew up in the s/s. I definitely recommend for anyone into the history of pop music!
9. One of the best music pods - I find a lot of podcasts on music to be unfulfilling but this one is top notch. DJ Louie does his research, and he’s a great writer and orator, and does a really great job interviewing his guests, creating a balanced conversation. The pantheon ranking is really clever (and at times a little scandalous!) and is a great way to end each episode. Would love to see episodes on: The GoGo’s and Stevie Nicks, and perhaps an episode on -hit wonders and copycats (looking at you, Regina).
10. Prepare to fall in love - This podcast has rekindled and legitimized my (no longer) guilty pleasure! DJ Louie is eloquent and totally knowledgeable and his guests are too. This is a master class in pop history with just the right amount of juicy goss to keep things moving. And! DJ Louie and his guests are fair and critical of their subjects in a refreshing way—not even Beyoncé is perfect.
11. Tier Pop Podcast - This is an amazing podcast for any pop enthusiast or music historian. The guests are top notch, and each episode is well-researched and thoughtfully discussed. When I’m more familiar with the topic, I appreciate the nuanced analysis, and when I’m less knowledgeable, I feel like an expert by the end of any topic. I don’t always agree with their takes, but I do (almost) always respect them. This has been my favorite podcast discovery of the year, and I’m happy to have a place to help me think more critically about the music I love.
Rhett Shull and Zach Broyles combine their music and gear industry knowledge for this weekly podcast. Together they discuss news, talk gear, debunk myths, and much more.
Release date: 2023-02-20
1. A Couple Suggestions - I’ve been enjoying these! I’ve only recently subscribed, which means Premier Guitar is doing their job. Great discussions with Bonamossa and PRS. I have a couple suggestions you might find helpful: . The podcast audio is very quiet. I normally turn my car stereo volume to for podcasts and I had to turn yours up to to get the same volume. Some compression and limiting would go a long way! . (With tongue in cheek:) Aside from the fact that I have no f’in clue what a Shoyal (spelling??) is, and it seems kinda nerdy to not just use points or stars or something, to “dip a rig” sounds rather…suggestive. Imagine, for instance, another big hit single by that name from Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion. Keep ‘em comin.
2. Get dipped - These guys are the thing! You want to hear honest talk about gear and playing music and have a few laughs? This is the show to check out. Always entertained, kept up to date on new developments in the gear world and I always learn a thing or two, and I have been playing music professionally (on and off) for years. P.s. check out their other social media outings as well. Thanks Rhett and Zach.
3. The Tone Gospel Right Here - Brett and Zachk are hilarious and have a really great insight into the nitty gritty details of good guitar tone. They aren’t afraid of give their unsolicited opinions of things and can really seem controversial in their discussions. But their chemistry is podcast gold and I like hearing them banter! Good show!
4. Warning: You might like this. - I don’t know why I enjoy listening to people who tell me I should try new things or who challenge me to investigate a new way of doing old things. Rhett and Zach just make me want to spend money and buy cool gear and stickers. Honestly, they have good experience and wisdom to share. They don’t pull punches and don’t get political. Both are amazing wins for a podcast these days.
5. A great podcast for guitar players - I could be wrong, but I feel like there are not enough guitar focused podcast, and this one is great so far(listening to the th episode now). It reminds me of the conversations I have with my friends about guitar and gear and the industry, and that's what it feels like, a nice conversation with Rhett and Zach, that I can't contribute to, and that's probably for the best. I hope they put off the intro music for another episodes. Great work.
Indiecast is a weekly show from UPROXX Indie Mixtape hosted by music critics Steven Hyden and Ian Cohen. Every week, Hyden and Cohen discuss the biggest news and names in modern indie, as well as look back to moments that established the indie rock canon.
Release date: 2023-02-24
1. "Like" as a Lyric - Interesting insights on music and industry. I appreciate these two journalists. I only question how two journalists use the word "LIKE" every other word, when in discussion. Two people who are piad to write articles. Those articles are great by the way. So, take a page from your newsletter and articles, and remove "LIKE" from your verbal journalism as well. It "LIKE" gets "LIKE" monotonous. Can you imagine if lyrics you dicusss did this ? How tough would your already tough job be ?
2. My Weekly Music-Related Companion - As a forty-something dude whose music tastes were forged by my dad’s classic rock vinyl, ‘s alternative, New Wave, Heartland rock, and ’s indie, and who taught himself guitar in part by playing along to Clarity and Bleed American, how could I not love this podcast?
3. Ok - Hyden blocked me on Twitter yesterday from his personal page and apparently the Indiecast page as well. I’m not even sure why. I’ve been a loyal Indiecast listener, and I also championed his Rivals pod from a few years back. I’m in the middle of a deep dive into Radiohead, and just this week was going to buy the Kid A book and pre order the upcoming PJ book. No more. For what it’s worth to you (if anything), being a diva cost you two book sales, a podcast subscriber, and a genuine fan.
4. Favorite podcast - Two knowledgeable dudes having fun, talking tunes while also sharing great recommendations. It’s a good time, they don’t take themselves too seriously but they also really know their stuff. I feel like it’s the music podcast I’ve always wanted and it’s a must listen for anyone passionate about the indie music scene.
5. My Favorite Part of Friday - Every week I look forward to hearing Steven and Ian work through the discourse, finding time to discuss current artists while also remembering some guys. As a person who has all but completely abandoned social media, I appreciate having these two to bring me all the important indie news I miss by not being on twitter. I also enjoy hearing the nuance and intelligence these guys bring to the conversation from all their years of experience in music writing. At the end of the day, where else are you going to get your trends hashed?
6. Not impressed - I admit I only listened to this year end podcast for half hour and I do not know who the hosts are.
However I found their entire show nothing but judging bands’ cultural merits one after another, and not in a good way. I was kind of enjoying the banter until I realized it was all just armchair quarterbacking.
7. Most Important Podcast in Indie - Look forward to listening to these two legends hash out trends every week. Essentially grew up on these guys’ writing, and it’s truly a pleasure tuning in to hear their discussions. My favorite pod out there, and definitely the best music podcast you can listen to. Their insight into what’s going on in the music world, their breakdowns of new albums, recommendations, and the Indiecast Hall of Fame are all a delight. Thanks Steve and Ian!
8. Steve Ian are a lifeline - This show was such a gift during Covid. It felt like the conversation I used to have with friends in bars or outside shows in the “before times”. I am in the prime demo for this show (’s, no kids, live in Chicago, used to live in Brooklyn) but I feel like you can enjoy this even if you don’t get every single reference. It’s a good hang. Steve and Ian, why don’t you do a premium level membership? I would pay for an extra hour a week. Maybe more deep dives into specific artists or albums? Or maybe you could bring in a guest for special episodes? I have so many ideas, each one better than the last. Call me Ian!
9. Long time listener - Started listening to the show after the first two episodes aired and have been following ever since. Big fan of both writers and enjoy their discourse on indie music from all different years. I really appreciate their recommendations at the end of the show as
I have found multiple artists that I’ve enjoyed based on those.
10. Friday appointment listening - I look forward to listening to this first thing every Friday morning. The guys have enough difference and convergence of opinion to make the show engaging rather than annoying. I appreciate the weekly music picks, too! I have discovered several new bands from them that aren’t getting love from other music sites and pods. Definitely check out Hyden’s books, too. They are enjoyable and clever.
11. Absolutely the best music podcast - Ian and Steven have that rare but wonderful chemistry that’s hard to find in music podcasts. Not only that, this is probably the only podcast that takes emo seriously yet isn’t only interested in emo. I would definitely rate this show above the Peppa Pig line if giving a Pitchfork review.
Join Chris Celona and Ethan Shalaway as they discuss all things music and 90s ‘grunge‘ rock, with discussions of stories, albums, lyrics, artists, as well as interviews, questions, and answers. Produced by Drew McFadyen.
Release date: 2023-02-27
1. Why listen? - If you want to know why you should listen to a couple of guys who were “dead at the time, “ talk about this wonderful music from the early ’s jump straight to episode with Eric Leiderman. One of the most enjoyable podcasts I’ve ever listened to. Can’t wait until he is back. Also be sure to watch on YouTube. Just a great time!
2. Food for the -year old soul - These guys take me back to the raw first listens of some great songs from great bands, and they do it from the perspective of athletes in their mid s. I have boots older than these two, but they bring a freshness to my favorite era of music, referencing shows and performances I could have never seen (broke farm kid hundreds of miles from a venue that would have played this music). It is great to relive this music with the commentary of Chris and Ethan. Keep it up!
3. The only reason for this review. - I’m leaving this review solely because you blast Would? in thousands of people’s faces each morning. of stars and I wish Mazzy was one of em. out of kids prefer the Grunge Bible Podcast to guns. I feel the pain of everyone, and then I listen to the Grunge Bible Podcast. When my Mom and Dad drop me off at Grandpa Joe’s, I tell Grandma to play the Grunge Bible Podcast. Chris Celona is literally the Man in the Box known as the smartphone in my hand. People will be staring at me in a Jesus Christ pose because I won’t stop blasting the Grunge Bible Podcast. Listen to the Grunge Bible Podcast.
Nora Princiotti and Nathan Hubbard are two pop music enthusiasts. Together, they break down every single album from some of your favorite stars, like Taylor Swift, Adele, and Harry Styles. Topics include favorite collaborators, track five meanings, where these artists get their inspiration, and more. Join them starting October 11th as they get ready for the release of Taylor Swift's newest album, 'Midnights.'
Release date: 2022-11-02
1. Thank you! - This podcast was a highlight for me for ! I loved listening to you two dissect every aspect of the albums. You made my drive to work so enjoyable and fun. I loved hearing your enthusiasm; It was infectious. You also made me change my mind on several songs. Your love for certain songs really shed a new light. Thank you for a great time!
2. Love it, but… - It goes without saying that I’m a huge Taylor fan, so listening to this podcast feels like breaking down/discussing/fangirling over her music with close friends who are equally obsessed.
But… Nathan comes across as a bit self-important and pretentious. He’s got some great opinions and ideas, but he passes them off as facts and he’s always interrupting/undermining Nora (who is very smart and funny, so I’d like to hear more from her!).
3. generally really enjoy - I love the idea and most of the episodes of this podcast! I will say I was pretty disheartened in one episode when addressing the queer interpretations of her music when Nora said “internet’s gonna internet.” I totally get not feeling comfortable talking about queer interpretations of her work, but it seemed pretty dismissive of a growing sector of Taylor’s fan base and why they love her music. Queer fans produce really incisive and precise analyses of her lyrics, styling and artistry, and I think the hosts could have acknowledged that and said something like “we don’t feel comfortable speaking about it but it’s a growing sector of her large fan base.” Potentially also worth bringing on other guests with different backgrounds to explore what connections they form with her music. The Wondery podcast Even the Rich will bring on an outside specialist periodically to talk in conversation with the main hosts and offer another perspective. I’m thinking too of Switched on Pop’s recent episode on “sapphic pop” as another point that addresses this growing trend in music and artist/ fan relationships. Thanks for your work!
4. Need to visit my ophthalmologist - For the most part, i enjoy this podcast and listening to their perspective. Unfortunately, last time i heard Nathan say that a song “is” another song simply because they share similar chord progression my eyes rolled so hard that they got stuck in the back of my head. I fear i will never heal.
5. Good Vibes - The hosts have good chemistry and keep things positive, even when being critical. My only complaint, and the reason for the star rating, is that Nathan’s primary method of evaluating a song is to compare it to another song. He does this on nearly every track on every album that they review. The comparisons add little value to the discussion, if anything, it implies that the artist isn’t original.
6. Love this pod - I love how Nora and Nathan LOVE music and appreciate the art of songwriting yet even when they are critical, they speak respectfully of the artist. I love the juxtaposition of the feedback of a female millennial and a dad on some of my favorite music which speaks to the timelessness of the work. I appreciate when new work is released they aren’t quick to rush out their feedback understanding that it takes more than one listen to take it all in. Thanks for the great pod!
7. Love the content but can’t stand the hosts - First let me say that I loved getting super super into Swift canon with them. Unlike others Nathan’s little references to other songs is interesting to me. However am I the only one that finds the silly banter too much?? The weird fake accents and fake voices?? I’m not sure the chemistry is working. Nathan is either serious or completely off the walls. Nora tries to go along with him but she has trouble getting her points made sometimes. I feel like she fakes laughter to appease him and it’s so awkward. Will still be coming here for my Taylor analysis but I have to listen to them about .x to get through the painful parts
8. So fun but a few issues - I love this podcast’s concept and think it’s a great mix of intellectual and gossip-y, but PLEASE can there be fewer song references? Nathan is constantly talking about which songs sound like which other songs, and I don’t really find this all that interesting or innovative - all songs sound like other songs, it’s just a byproduct of having a finite number of ways to combine notes! Otherwise, love listening:)
9. One of the Best Ever - This is an all-time favorite podcast for me. As a lifelong Swiftie (here since debut), I don’t always agree with all of NaNo’s takes, but I genuinely love their warmth, opinions, and intense love for Taylor as an artist. They are a joy and a pleasure to listen to. I would listen to anything they made together, but I’m especially happy they chose to make this!
10. Amazing pod! - I love Taylor. I love Adele. And now I love D and all of the boys of the band. This is such a great podcast with so much incredible insight to the artist they review. I’m a “Speak Now” major fan and I can’t wait to hear their review on what we hopefully get soon “Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)”! Also, the number one song (after ATWTTMVTV) that I would love to see her play live is “Champagne Problems”! She said so herself the in the “Evermore” interview with Zane Lowe!!
11. MORE ESA PODS PLZ - Love this podcast! Love Nora and Nathan’s pod chemistry/friendship, love their attention to detail, love that they genuinely are fans of what they’re talking about while also critically analyzing the music/ lyrics. They integrate pop culture so well, and it’s a time machine! I honestly relisten to the Taylor swift podcasts a couple times a year and get new information every time
A podcast about jazz - how to listen, play, practice, and enjoy. Listen for a combo of advice, insights, and occasional humor from pianists Peter Martin and Adam Maness. A podcast from Open Studio https://www.openstudiojazz.com
Release date: 2023-03-03
1. This is the good part of the Internet - Thanks for this podcast. I love it! It’s so satisfying to hear accomplished musicians discuss, examine, and explore the realm of jazz theory. This podcast is just what I want to listen to. It’s piano focused but it’s relevant for any musician. Much appreciated!
2. Rebuttal to CR - First of all, here’s seven stars for sure. I thoroughly enjoy listening to you guys and I’m learning lots. Thanks for this latest episode on finding time to practice. I’m an OG about to retire and I’ve been thinking along the lines of “after I retire THEN I will have plenty of tIme to practice.” Thanks for this kick in the pants, I needed it!
3. Motivated here by your excellent YT videos - Adam’s YT video on Charlie Parker’s Bebop Riffs was an excellent analysis of the riffs in Charlie’s toolbox that drew me to this podcast. Academiologists that beat up Adam up on his terminology and semantics missed the bigger point; Adam analyzed Charlie’s playing on that one song till he found a repeatable musical understanding of Charlie’s approach. It’s like arguing over a chord’s name, when what’s really important are the intervals between the notes that arrive at a specific sound, specific harmony. If your podcasts are like your YT videos, then you’ll get me musically fired up. Start me up like a race engine ready to run.
4. Learning The Language - If you want to learn a language, go live where they speak it and immerse yourself. This is the place to learn the language of music and jazz. Adam and Peter talk in music, and for once I'm starting to get it. This is the best podcast I've found in a l-o-n-g time. Thanks for doing this, guys.
5. Not a piano player but a fan - I’m a beginner hobbyist tenor player, and long time jazz listener. I love this show and the YouTube - been listening for a few years now. It’s funny informative, and inspiring. Thanks Adam and Peter, Never mind that I have to listen to the show alone because my family is not a fan of - jazz. . ’
6. ( ) - As a fairly beginner piano player for the last two decades and life long music listener I’ve always found it hard to figure out what’s happening behind the scenes on certain great sounding riffs. I like the episodes that drive right at lifting the veil off of sounds and techniques that have felt largely foreign and unattainable up to now. The recent Funkify Your Playing episode is a good example. The podcast is a vast archive of years of information, but has been markedly improving and lately some of the episodes have been more on the money than ever. Profound even, landing in the category of broader human experience, philosophy, and ideas of advancement. Jazz Mindfulness, perhaps? Plus the good lols and eyerolls.
7. Stars! - As they approach their one-thousandth podcast episode, it’s about time that I write a review. I believe that I’ve listened to all the episodes at least once. I think it’s the variety that keeps me coming back. That is, Peter and Adam keep switching up the tone and content. Although it’s (almost) always music-focused, it ranges from well-informed listening sessions and criticism to theory to motivation to voicing techniques to personal anecdotes, all with an appropriate combination of expertise, humor, and humility. They’ve inspired me, a bass player, to start studying and playing piano and, although I’m early in my musical journey (but late in my earthly journey), it’s improved my bass-playing, my musical knowledge and, indeed, my quality of life, immeasurably. I can’t recommend “You’ll Hear It” highly enough.
8. dream team - After so many years of trying and failing to get back on a practice regime that would help me evolve my playing I am so happy to have stumbled upon you’ll hear it. These guys are the perfect mix of technical and artistic, disciplined but open, I am so inspired and grateful to have their expertise.
9. The what and why of it all - I love this podcast. I’m a sax player, and never fail to take in something that I can use. I like that Adam and Peter talk as much about being a musician, keeping on, living in the the world and things, as about partic matters of music theory, technique etc. It’s a great perspective on jazz, and music in general.
10. Fantastic podcast - There is so much mediocre stuff out there in the land of podcasts, both in terms of content and production quality. Adam and Peter are great in the way they interact, have fun with the topics, and most importantly talk openly about the joys and challenges of playing music; jazz specifically. I look forward to each new podcast. It’s like getting together with buddies to listen to great music, and to learn new ways to enjoy playing - in my case the piano. Great team. Great podcast. Keep it up!
11. stars. Love it. Very informative entertaining, a bit like Car Talk for Jazz. - I am coming back to piano since early after being away from it for years, this time focusing on jazz. I consider myself a beginner and am all over YouTube and podcasts to pick up as much as I can. Shout out to the New Jazz YouTube channel (Oliver Prehn) who first inspired me. I came across this podcast by searching for jazz in Overcast, my podcast app. I love it. I would say it is more for intermediate and advanced, but by listening I gradually absorb concepts that I hope to eventually use and some I can use now. I also bought a couple of the Open Studio courses. Besides having good information, Peter and Adam are very entertaining, a bit like Car Talk for Jazz.
Join Luca and Anthony every week as they recommend some of the best new releases and throwbacks that the music world has to offer. NFR’s exclusive audio experience offers listeners the chance to explore and discover new music.
Release date: 2023-02-21
1. Great work! - Listened to your latest podcast and I have a suggestion. That top RnB hits you guys should compile that into a playlist on Spotify and Apple Music! The podcast kept interested and I found myself shaking my head( in a good way) about most of the stuff you guys were saying about the songs/artist.
2. Love the banter - Those two go head to head every episode and I’ll admit, I used to ride with Luca in most arguments. When this dude said skeletons was better than codeine crazy he lost me. Ant truly does have the better takes but I love their arguments. Feels like they bout to fight every time they record lmaoooo
Daebak (대박), a Korean word and phrase to describe something spectacular. Cue ‘Daebak Show’ hosted by Eric Nam, a long-time veteran in the industry as both a K-pop artist and celebrity personality. Here we celebrate music and media’s greatest hits, the people behind them, and get a glimpse into the industry. Catch up with us every Monday! Patreon members receive special perks like ad-free listening! To learn more, visit www.patreon.com/divestudios Connect with us on Instagram, Twitter...
Release date: 2023-02-06
1. Great Kpop Podcast for English speakers - I discovered Eric Nam from a soundtrack from a kdrama and eventually found podcast on Instagram. I have gone back to listen to it from the beginning and love learning more about kpop from a fluent english speaker with great knowledge of culture and industry. Now I love listening to Eric Nam - music and his thoughts on the podcast!! He is honest, handsome, articulate and smart, and funny! An excellent guide into Korean culture and kpop!! I loved learning a little Korean as well!
2. I have never left a review before but I had to for this! - I absolutely love how real this podcast is and I love that Eric ask questions that we Koop fans actually want to know. This show is so real and unfiltered and I get to know more about my favorite Koop idols true selves and not just the superficial things in the content their company’s make them do. Eric makes his guests feel comfortable and I love that the guests feel comfortable enough to share their thoughts and parts of their life with us if they choose too. I always feel like I’m just listening to a casual conversation between two friends. Thank you Eric and thank you Dive Studios team for all your efforts/hard work in making this podcast what is it, we love it!
3. LOVE DIVE STUDIOS - I love Dive Studios and I’ve been keeping up with all of the podcasts since the pandemic started. I especially love Kpop Daebak since I get to learn more about my fave idols Eric is also just so warm and welcoming to everyone and I love the interactions he has with every guest on the show!
4. Best podcast ever!!! - Hello!!! Honestly this podcast is one of my favorites. I’m so sad to hear that Eric will be taking a break but it’s very understandable. I hope he has fun at tour and won’t get to stressed now I can’t wait to see him in tour!!!!! If I could I would continue this podcast on behalf of Eric until he gets back but for now stay safe and be healthy as Eric always says AND WEAR YOUR MASK
5. A must listen - I love how comfortable and relaxed Eric always makes the guests of the show feel! It truly makes listening to and watching along feel very friendly and warm. It’s just an all around amazing show that everyone should watch at least once because it’ll brighten your day and lift up your spirits!
6. Best Podcast there is - Everytime I listen to this podcast I’m always laughing ! The first thing I put on every MORING is literally this ! To get my day started and then when I go to bed and do HOmework I listen to this and study ! I love you Eric Nam and all dove studio producers please keep making me happy and alive !